One of Publishers Weekly's Top 100 Books of 2011!
This wry memoir tackles twelve different spiritual practices in a quest to become more saintly, including fasting, fixed-hour prayer, the Jesus Prayer, gratitude, Sabbath-keeping, and generosity. Although Reiss begins with great plans for success ("Really, how hard could that be?" she asks blithely at the start of her saint-making year), she finds to her growing humiliation that she is failing - not just at some of the practices, but at every single one. What emerges is a funny yet vulnerable story of the quest for spiritual perfection and the reality of spiritual failure, which turns out to be a valuable practice in and of itself.
Table of Contents
- Behind the scenes
- January - Choosing practices
- February - Fasting in the desert
- March - meeting Jesus in the kitchen. . . or not
- April - Lectio divination
- May - Nixing shopertainment
- June -
Centering Prayer er, The Jesus PrayerLook! a squirrel!
- July - Unorthodox Sabbath
- August - Thanksgiving every day
- September - Benedictine Hospitality
- October - What would Jesus eat?
- November -
Seven fivethree times a day will I praise you
- December - Generosity
- Epilogue - Practice makes imperfect
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